The 8 th edition of Food & Hotel Vietnam is underway at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 8,800-square-metre exhibition features 353 domestic and foreign businesses, 252 of which from 31 countries and territories worldwide including Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Spain.

A wide range of food and drinks are on display together with hospitality equipment and supplies for hotels and restaurants.

Deputy Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Tran Viet Dung said that the presence of so many exhibitors at the event reflected the strong development of the hospitality sector in Vietnam and the region.

The exhibition has offered a platform for local enterprises to learn about the latest technologies and solutions from all over the world and seek business opportunities and new markets, he added.

Several seminars will be organised on the sidelines of the event, including “Food safety in commercial kitchens: An ISO 22000:2005 Approach for practitioners” and “Itinerary for franchise” alongside a culinary challenge and a latte art competition.

Launched by the Singapore Exhibition Services associated with VCCI Exhibition Service on April 21, the event will run through April 24.-VNA